Professional CTE License
(1)Purpose of the License: The Professional CTE Teaching License is a license that qualifies its holder to teach courses tied to an ODE approved Career and Technical Education program of study. The Professional CTE Teaching License signifies that the educator is an experienced teacher who has successfully demonstrated an advanced level of educator knowledge, skills and dispositions.
(2)Term of Licensure: The Professional CTE Teaching License is valid for five years and is renewable as provided in subsection (8) of this rule. The date of the first expiration of the license is five years from the date of issue plus time until the applicant’s birthday.
(3)Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The Professional CTE Teaching License qualifies the teacher to teach in:
(a)An instructional assignment from prekindergarten through grade 12 in an Oregon Department of Education approved Career and Technical Education program[s] and within the scope of the subject-matter endorsement. The scope of the endorsement shall be determined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) course codes.
(b)Any assignment in diversified occupations or as work experience coordinators; and
(c)Any substitute teaching assignment.
(4)The Commission has approved the following advanced professional education programs to develop advanced level competencies required for promotion to the Professional CTE Teaching License:
(a)Advanced Professional Development Program: The purpose of the Advanced Professional Development Program is to provide the individual teacher with the specific professional development needed to advance to a professional teacher level. The program is developed by the applicant in conjunction with the employing district and includes professional development specifically tailored to the performance goals of the novice teacher in accordance with ORS 342.815 (Definitions for ORS 342.805 to 342.937) to 342.856 (Core teaching standards). To qualify as an Advanced Professional Development Program, the program must consist of:
(A)A teacher who holds the Preliminarily CTE Teaching License and is employed in accordance with ORS 342.815 (Definitions for ORS 342.805 to 342.937) to 342.856 (Core teaching standards); and
(B)A requirement to complete 150 advanced professional development units while holding a Preliminary CTE Teaching License. To qualify as advanced professional development, the units must:
(i)Be completed in conjunction with the performance goals of the teacher established in accordance with ORS 342.815 (Definitions for ORS 342.805 to 342.937) to 342.856 (Core teaching standards);
(ii)Be verified as advanced professional development by the employing district or charter school; and
(iii)Meet all other requirements provided in OAR 584-255-0010 (Professional Development Requirements), Professional Development Requirements.
(b)Degree Programs: Admission to and completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program that is reasonably related to improving the pedagogy skills or subject-matter knowledge of the endorsement(s) on the Preliminary CTE license. The program must be regionally accredited or foreign equivalent.
(c)Advanced Licensure: Admission to and completion of a Commission-approved advanced licensure program;
(d)National Board Certification: National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification, Career and Technical Education;
(e)ODE approved and nationally recognized Professional Certification(s) related to the Career and Technical Education program area; and
(f)Other acceptable advanced coursework or assessment approved by the Executive Director or the Director of Licensure as provided in OAR 584-200-0100 (Waiver of Licensure Requirements by the Commission), Waiver of Licensure Requirements by the Commission.
(5)All evidence of advanced professional education programs must be equal to at least 150 professional development units as calculated in OAR 584-255-0010 (Professional Development Requirements)(3) and must have been obtained by the applicant after the date of issuance of their first non-provisional teaching license in Oregon.
(6)Professional CTE Teaching Experience Requirements: To qualify for the Professional CTE Teaching License, an educator must obtain:
(a)Full-time Experience: Four full of years teaching experience in a 1.0 assignment; or
(b)Part-time Experience: Six full years of teaching experience in at least a .50 to .99 assignment.
(c)One full year of teaching experience is equal to 135 days of contracted classroom teaching within an academic year (July 1 to June 30).
(d)The years of teaching experience do not have to be earned consecutively.
(e)Substitute experience is not considered qualifying teaching experience under this subsection unless the educator is assigned to a single substitute assignment in accordance with subsection (6)(c) of this rule.
(f)The applicant must obtain the teaching experience while holding a Restricted CTE, CTE I, CTE II, Reciprocal, Preliminary CTE or equivalent non-provisional CTE license from a National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction.
(g)The teaching experience must include a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) or direct instruction of students as provided in ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter) and must occur in an ODE-approved Career and Technical Education Program.
(7)To be eligible to apply for a Professional CTE Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a)Possess the personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen years of age and possessing good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as an educator;
(b)Meet or complete all requirements of the Preliminary CTE Teaching License or an equivalent teaching license issued previously by the Commission;
(c)Complete an advanced professional education program as provided in subsections (4) and (5) of this rule;
(d)Complete the teaching experience requirements as provided in subsection (6) of this rule;
(e)Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A)Furnishing fingerprints, if required;
(B)Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(f)Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050 (Fees).
(8)To be eligible to apply for renewal of the Professional CTE Teaching License, the applicant must:
(a)Complete continuing professional development requirements as provided in OAR 584-255-0010 (Professional Development Requirements) Professional Development Requirements and
(b)Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050 (Fees).
Rule 584-230-0030 — Professional CTE License,